How the Science of Iditarod Dogs Saves Soldiers’ Lives

For years, researchers have worked to decode the mysteries of how dogs that race 1,000 miles perform so well — and how to help them. Research on the physical stamina and the high-performance metabolism of Iditarod dogs has led to changes in the way the animals are conditioned, cared for, fed and rested. Now, from the wintery reaches of the northern United States, the iconic dogs of Alaska’s Last Great Race are helping keep American soldiers safe in the deserts of Afghanistan.Read more here: http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/how-science-iditarod-dogs-saves-soldiers-lives

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